Travelling as a couple will either be the best or worst thing for your relationship. Sharing once in a lifetime moments with your loved on is something very special, much more special than enjoying it by yourself.
Of course if you’re going on a short break then you’ll have a great time because you’ll both be in great spirits and it’s just a short trip. But, if you’re planning to hit the road and backpack for a few months then it’s definitely going to be a bit more testing on your relationship.
I personally think that traveling as a couple is fantastic. Here are the pros and cons to remember before heading to the airport:
- You will learn so much about your partner when you travel the world together
- There will be so many once in a lifetime memories created and you get to share it with the one you love
- Facing challenges together and overcoming problems makes you a better team and your relationship stronger
- It’s the only way you can travel for several months now. By this I mean that a boyfriend can’t tell his girlfriend he’s going backpacking for 6 months alone – she’s not going to be too happy about that. So the only solution is to go together
- Sharing the costs makes the travel cheaper
- If you come back home in a stronger relationship the likely hood is that you’re with the person you’ll be marrying soon – that’s if you didn’t get engaged on the road
- There is always a chance that you will fall out a lot when you travel because you are with each other 24 hours a day
- You may not get out and explore as much as you should because you have to cater to the needs of your partner
- It can be more difficult to meet new people because other travellers are less likely to approach a couple
- It could be the end of your relationship because you can’t stand the sight of each other by the time you get home.
Despite the cons I stick by my opinion that it’s a great idea to travel as a couple! Tell us all about your experiences, do you have any tales to tell (good and bad)? I know that we would all love to read anything you’d like to share!